Chapters 12 and 13 finished tonight. Made sense to split up the chapter I was working on last night into these two. Lots of dialogue but fun. I really enjoyed writing the interplay between three characters.
Originally this series was going to revolve around five teenagers, but from the perspective of one. That is still the plan but the more I write the more I figure that more central is the one protagonist.
This is the first time I’ve written from a single perspective, instead of multiple. Oh course, there are positives and negatives to structuring the narrative to come from one set of eyes. More mystery. The reader only sees what one character is experiencing, what that character doesn’t know the reader also doesn’t. In this way the reader discovers the plot, unfolds the details, as this one singular character does. On the flip side… the single character can only know what he or she is experiencing, as well as the inner workings and thoughts within that character. A writer can get into a lot of trouble if details are relaid to the reader that the character can’t know… yet.
Of course all this mystery and suspense can be achieved through studying the plot through multiple sets of eyes and view points, which I general lean towards doing. Single perspective is fun, however. Let’s see how this places out.
Cheers! Till later.